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Hiroshi Sugimoto Takes on Architecture

April 02, 2016

Hiroshi Sugimoto in his New York studio amongst his fossil collection. 

Image courtesy of the Wall Street Journal

You may know of Hiroshi Sugimoto as the famed Japanese photographer. He creates meditative large format prints, most notably of the ocean and theaters. With Sugimoto’s fastidious attention to detail and perfection, he has added Architect to his resume.

Sugimoto founded his architecture firm, New Material Research Laboratory, in 2008.  And he has partnered with Tomoyuki Sakakida, a Japanese architect to make his projects come to life. Sugimoto’s most famed architectural work The Glass Tea House Mondrian, was commissioned by Fondazione Fotografia Modena in Venice for the 2014 Architecture Biennale. Just like Sugimoto’s famed photography, the structure is meditative and peaceful. 

Sugimoto has also designed the Christie’s office in Tokyo, the Izu Photo Museum and the Odawara Art Foundation in Japan, to name a few. 

The Glass Tea House Mondrian at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014.

Image courtesy of Domusweb.

Christie’s office in Tokyo. 

Image courtesy of Design Boom.

The entry to the Izu Photo Museum.

Image courtesy of Shizuoka.